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Re: strerror(0) POSIX compliance
gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost (Greg Troxel) writes:
>Why do you find it questionable? If POSIX says the string must be empty
>or indicate there is no error, what's wrong with following POSIX?
>(I agree that calling strerror(0) is odd and a likely sign of a bug, but
>that's separate from complying with standards when compliance isn't
Well, if calling strerror(0) is a bug, then usually because it's called
after an error condition that didn't set errno.
Then returning "Success" or even an empty string is misleading or as
Joerg put it: questionable. It should return a phrase that is easily
identified as the errno==0 value.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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